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02 06 2020 | 08:13

Markets not paying attention to climate crisis, IMF says.

Firms should be made to disclose exposure to global heating, report suggests. Equity markets have generally ignored the increasing number of natural disasters over the past 50 years and tougher…

01 06 2020 | 07:20

EU green recovery package sets a marker for the world.

The bloc is showing the way in rebuilding coronavirus-ravaged economies to fight the climate emergency. The European commission has put down a marker for the world with its green recovery package.…

20 05 2020 | 13:00

Iberdrola acquires French renewable energy company, Aalto Power, for 100m euros.

Deal strengthens Iberdrola’s presence in the French generation market, where it is developing the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm (496 MW). The Spanish-based electric utility company has announced…

15 05 2020 | 07:54

Investors to governments: Build back better, or deal with escalating climate risks.

As governments claw their way out of the pandemic, they must not lose sight of the climate crisis to safeguard investors and economies from escalating risks from global heating, a global network of…

15 05 2020 | 07:19

The future of capitalism after the Covid-19 crisis- 18 May 2020

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites you to a virtual discussion on: coronavirus and the future of capitalism.

14 05 2020 | 07:03

Financiers join EU ‘green recovery alliance’.

More than 50 CEOs from the banking and insurance sector – including household names such as BNP Paribas, AXA, Allianz, and Santander – have joined the “green recovery alliance” in the European…

11 05 2020 | 07:45

Coal Loses Backing From Another Big Bank.

Financing a thermal coal project in Australia just got a little bit harder after Westpac Banking Corp. said it would exit the sector by 2030, leaving Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. as…

02 05 2020 | 08:18

After 146 years, Rockefeller family is exiting the oil business.

Heirs to the oil fortune created by John D. Rockefeller, who founded Standard Oil in 1870, are exiting the family business. The Rockefeller Family Fund, a charity that supports causes related to the…

11 04 2020 | 02:39

WindEurope Financing and Investment Trends: Onshore wind gets strong support as Europe raises €13bn for financing of new onshore projects in 2019.

Europe saw €19bn of new wind farm investments confirmed in 2019, according to WindEurope’s annual “Financing and Investment Trends” published on 7 April. A further €33bn were invested in the…

09 04 2020 | 11:40

With COVID-19, energy markets are turning towards clean energy investments.

Renewable projects going ahead as oil and gas companies withdraw from projects There were a couple of surprising things that came out of Australian oil and gas producer Santos’ annual general…

09 04 2020 | 10:16

The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment.

Coal is now a loser around the world. There has been no more dramatic story in the world of energy over the last 20 years than the rise and fall of coal.

29 03 2020 | 14:36

Gulf Power Developers Take An Early Lead In Uzbekistan’s Renewable Energy Drive.

Gulf energy companies are leading the way in one of the world’s newest markets for renewable energy, with Saudi and UAE firms picking up the first contracts to develop solar power projects in…

23 03 2020 | 07:18

Renewables get a boost in Africa pledges

Funds committed for loans will back green energy projects across continent Efforts to spur the use of renewable energy in Africa have received a boost with commitments for almost $160 million in…

20 03 2020 | 08:00

Can Big Oil Still Fund Its Renewable Energy Push?

Big Oil had just announced overhauled long-term strategies to soothe investor concerns about climate change and become part of the solution in the energy transition—and then came the big oil price…

20 03 2020 | 07:55

UK Government announces £90m funding boost for ‘shake up’ in clean transport.

The UK Government announces new £90 million fund for a new generation of green transport. The government has launched a consultation to make journeys easier, smarter and greener through new…

20 03 2020 | 07:42

UBS ends financing for all new offshore oil projects in Arctic.

As UBS achieves its sustainable investment goal three years ahead of schedule, it announces it will end financing for all new offshore oil projects in the Arctic. UBS has committed to no longer…

20 03 2020 | 07:30

Study: global banks 'failing miserably' on climate crisis by funneling trillions into fossil fuels.

Analysis of 35 leading investment banks shows financing of more than $2.66tn for fossil fuel industries since the Paris agreement. The world’s largest investment banks have funnelled more than £2.…

20 03 2020 | 07:24

EBRD supports Western Balkans in decarbonizing district heating and cooling systems, improving energy efficiency in buildings.

Renewable energy sources can be used in district heating and cooling systems without increasing citizens’ energy bills or heating plants’ and local governments’ costs, while at the same time…

16 03 2020 | 20:50

How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities.

We estimate that approximately 7% of global facilities operated by MSCI ACWI Index constituents are threatened by coastal flooding risk. Nearly 62% of index constituents had at least one facility in…

12 03 2020 | 08:10

Lessons from Brazil and India as South Africa gets set to resume renewables auctions.

Auctions have proved extremely successful for driving down the cost of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) tariffs in both Brazil and India in recent years and are, thus, set to remain the main…